The Post-Valentine’s Slump: Politicky Talk and a Wee Extra

My night-shift officemates are nice enough to pester me by calling me to wake me up from the floor sleeping room. So, that mean’s my 4:30AM alarm doesn’t work for me anymore.

Then I dropped my years-old phone, further aggravating the weak gluing of the lower faceplate on the fake casing. A sign of better, or worse, things ahead?


In the news today:

Palace refuses to give copy of Melo report

Malacañang has refused to furnish the European Union and the United Nations Commission on Human Rights’ special rapporteur a copy of the findings of the Melo Commission, insisting that the report on extrajudicial killings was still incomplete… The report, which has yet to be made public, linked some of the killings of leftist activists to the military, particularly retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo formed the Melo Commission, which is chaired by retired Supreme Court Justice Jose Melo, in August 2006.

Honestly, who can still tolerate this sort of thing from the administration?
Senator Arroyo calls opposition destroyers of democracy

“I’ve no discomfort running with people who want to abolish the Senate because that is) constitutional,” he said. “But how can I join a group that wants to abolish democracy? The other side wants to overthrow the government. And supposing they succeed to overthrow (President Gloria) Macapagal-Arroyo, will they accept the constitutional successor? They have not answered that.”

That does it. I’ll do an MLQ3, and vote straight for the opposition slate, despite some candidates’ lack of discernable credibility. I, we, don’t have many choices.

In Heated Exchanges, Reporters Press Snow To Justify Iran Claims

At today’s White House press briefing, Press Secretary Tony Snow faced intense questioning over administration claims that Iranians have smuggled weapons into Iraq with “the approval of senior Iranian officials.” Yesterday, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Peter Pace seemed to contradict this claim, saying that he has not seen evidence that the Iranian government “clearly knows or is complicit” in the weapons smuggling (Watch VIDEO).

Corollary: I used to watch FOX News for sole entertainment purposes, but its getting to me; their pro-Bush propaganda isn’t funny any more.


I’ll probably be releasing a review of Aronofsky’s The Fountain -now showing commerciallyin Manila theaters- any day now, just to justify is blog’s tagline that I actually do some form of punditry. I’ll make a brief statement on it though: WATCH IT.

V-Day Slump

Oh, no date yesterday, just my lonesome self in a marginally expensive, but very comfy, theater seat at an Eastwood Cinema theater (a 3 minute walk from my current habitat [the office]), and around 10 people apathetically watching less than two hours of cinema that their collective brain tissue can’t hack too well.

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